SUNDAY 28/8/2011, 21:00: ALEXANDROS M. VALVIS
The solo painting exhibition of Alexandros M. Valvis, titled “Fotodiodos 2001-2011”, will be launched at the Cultural Center Megaro Gyzi on Sunday 28th August.
Fotodiodos is the bridge to meet again with art as the code, which creates the truth as an image and the reflected image becomes reality.
The artist returns to the island of his origin after a 18-year stay in Germany and presents for the first time in Santorini his work of the last ten years. He is going to exhibit paintings with mixed technique (acrylics, natural materials, resin on wood), but also some drawings (chalk & charcoal on paper Ingres).
The exhibition is organized and curated by Yannis Papaconstantinou, Artistic Director of Megaro Gyzi.
Opening of exhibition: Sunday 28th August 2011, 21:00
Duration of exhibition: 28 August - 24 September 2011
Photos from the exhibition΄s evening (28/8/2011)
FRIDAY 26/8/2011, 21:00: CRETE "TRAVELS" TO SANTORINI
«Dancing through the centuries in Crete»
Immediately after the end of the Megaro Gyzi Festival 2011, on Friday 26 August, Crete “travels” to Santorini for the presentation-view in Megaro Gyzi the film-documentary «Dancing through the centuries in Crete». The film is a production of the Center for Research and Cretan Dance Teaching of the Group of the instructors-researchers Yannis and Yorgos Megalakakis, and aims to substantially enhance and promote the art of Cretan dance around the world. The premiere of the film was held with great success at the Eugenides Foundation (Planetarium) in Athens on 19 February 2011.
Before the view of the film, a talk on the art of the Cretan dance will be given by the researcher and dance teacher Yannis Megalakakis, who will be introduced by the journalist Manolis Skandalis.
The admission for the lecture and the film is free to the public.
Photos from the event (26/8/2011)
SATURDAY 9/7/2011, 21:00: PAINTING EXHIBITION OF RENA KOURPA
The painting exhibition of Rena Kourpa, entitled “Santorini´s scarecrows”, will be launched at the Cultural Center Megaro Gyzi on Saturday 9th July. With her brush pointing to the nature of the island and especially at the scarecrows used by local farmers in the fields for frightening each flight "intruder", the artist presents her work (oils) of the recent years, expressing artistically this corruptible human creation of the popular imagination, the scarecrow.
Curator of exhibition: Yannis Papaconstantinou
Opening of exhibition: Saturday 9th July 2011, 21:00
Duration of exhibition: 9 - 29 July 2011
Photos from the exhibition (9/7/2011)